Video: Eastenders triumphs at soap awards

EASTENDERS took home top honours at the Inside Soap Awards last night, as well as a fourth consecutive Best Actress win for Lacey Turner.

EASTENDERS took home top honours at the Inside Soap Awards last night, as well as a fourth consecutive Best Actress win for Lacey Turner.

The Walford soap beat Coronation Street by collecting seven of the 14 gongs, including Best Soap, to rival Corrie's haul of five awards.

Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks won one award, with the Best Family title going to The McQueens, while Emmerdale went away empty-handed.

ITV police show The Bill collected the award for Best Drama for the fourth year running.

Best Actor went to Coronation Street's Gray O'Brien, for his portrayal of twisted Tony Gordon, whose antics have included ordering the killing of his love rival, Liam Connor.

Steven Murphy, editor of Inside Soap magazine, said: “This was one of the most hotly contested years for the Inside Soap Awards.

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“Many categories were neck and neck until voting closed, which just proves what an outstanding year it's been in soapland.

“It was Inside Soap's biggest and best party ever and it's wonderful to see so many new names on the winners' list.”

- The full list of winners:-

Best Actor - Gray O'Brien, (Tony Gordon, Coronation Street).

Best Actress - Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater, EastEnders).

Sexiest Male - John Partridge (Christian Clarke, EastEnders).

Sexiest Female - Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Coronation Street).

Best Young Actor - Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, Coronation Street).

Best Newcomer - Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor, Coronation Street).

Best Bad Boy - Larry Lamb (Archie Mitchell, EastEnders).

Best Bitch - Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EastEnders).

Best Family - The McQueens (Hollyoaks).

Funniest Performance - Maggie Jones (Blanche Hunt, Coronation Street).

Best-Dressed Soap Star - Kara Tointon (EastEnders).

Best Drama - The Bill.

Best Storyline - Archie's torment and Danielle's death (EastEnders).

Best Soap - EastEnders.